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International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2021 Is Going to Be Lit!

Team Play MPE

July 28, 2021

Guess what?!

Play MPE is thrilled to announce that we are partnering up with the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) again this year. ISC 2021 is going to be lit!  

With over $150,000 in cash and prizes, ISC also offers a unique opportunity for artists and songwriters to be heard by celebrity artists and music industry execs.  Not only is Play MPE offering up a sweet Grand Prize of global music promotion distribution to the winner – we are extending prizes to all first place winners in every category! Learn more about the amazing prizes on offer here. 

ISC is the largest and most prestigious songwriting competition in the world. Known for having an illustrious panel of  judges, this year is no exception. You may have heard of top artists and comedians such as: Coldplay, Tom Waits, Bebe Rexha, Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers), Nick Thune and Margaret Cho! How about industry leaders: Briony Turner (Atlantic Records UK), Daniel Parmar (EMI London), Shawn Barron (Motown), Tamara Conniff (Roc Nation Music Publishing)… I mean we could go on! Check out the full list of judges. 

Whether you are an artist, label or music manager – this is an incredible opportunity to get new music in front of the industry’s finest. The next big thing is in our midst! Maybe it’s YOU! ISC’s regular deadline is in September, but why not get ahead of the pack and… ENTER NOW! 

You can enter as many songs as you wish in multiple categories including: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), AC (Adult Contemporary), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Christian, Comedy/Novelty, Country, EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, Unpublished, Unsigned, and World Music. 

Past winners of the global competition include Bastille, Tones and I, Vance Joy, Passenger, The Band Perry, For King & Country, Kehlani, Gregory Porter, Gotye, 2020’s most recent winner Smith & Thell and more. 

WHAT IS ISC? 

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena. ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting. Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate. ISC has the most prestigious panel of judges of all the songwriting and music contests in the world, offering exposure and the opportunity to have your songs heard by the most influential decision-makers in the music industry.

 

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